All posts tagged "review"

  • John Zorn – Nosferatu

    Truth be told, I haven’t always liked the work of John Zorn. Although I agree with the notion that his best work is indicative of...

  • Kayo Dot – Choirs of the Eye

    For one reason or another, multi-instrumentalist and composer Toby Driver’s flagship band maudlin of the Well fell apart, and from its ashes came its new...

  • Dream Theater – Metropolis, Part 2: Scenes From a Memory

    The best progressive metal album of all time… Or maybe the best metal album of all time period? For a good 70 minutes, these masters...

  • Focus – Focus X

    Focus have developed. By that, I mean that they have changed their sound over time- they’re still Focus at heart, but things are different. Not...

  • Negura Bunget – Om

    Widely considered to be the holy grail of Romanian black metal, Negura Bunget’s ‘Om’ has a reputation that precedes it. Although widely unknown to those...

  • Textures – Drawing Circles

    When I was first introduced to the Dutch progressive metal act Textures, I sadly initially dismissed them as being an excellent and higher echelon Meshuggah...

  • Ephel Duath – The Painter's Palette

    There are not many metal bands I know out there that integrate jazz fusion so well into their sound as do Italian progressive metal band...

  • Pestilence – Spheres

    The early 90′s can be seen as the golden era for death metal. Particularly in the south- eastern United States, bands like Death and Atheist...

  • Dissonati – Reductio Ad Absurdum

    Coming out of Seattle, USA, Dissonati came together about 6 years ago when three veterans of the Seattle progressive music scene joined forces. With two...

  • Enslaved – Vertebrae

    In the traditionally frostbitten, ‘kvlt’ world of black metal, there are few groups that opt to go beyond the call of duty and offer something...